On Sunday afternoon, the Mid-American Conference officially announced that the Eastern Michigan University football team will be playing their post-season bowl game in Boise, Idaho at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
The match marks EMU’s fifth bowl game appearance in the last seven seasons, with just two bowl game appearances prior to that.
The Eagles will face off against San Jose State, a team that is part of the Mountain West Conference and went 7-4 this season.
The game will take place on Dec. 20 at Albertsons Stadium and kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET.
The two teams previously competed against each other in the 1987 California Bowl where EMU defeated the Spartans, 30-27 for their only bowl game win ever.
EMU has competed in seven total bowls, five of those coming in the past seven seasons in 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2021, all of which were lost. San Jose State will be making its 12th bowl appearance and seventh against a MAC opponent.
EMU will be one of six MAC teams to play in a bowl game this year and the only MAC team from Michigan to do so. Previously, the Eagles were considered to play in the Quick Lane Bowl, the Arizona Bowl, and the Boca Raton Bowl until the Potato Bowl emerged as the favorite over the weekend.
You can purchase tickets online for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl here.
For more information on the EMU football team, visit EMUEagles.com, and tune in to TheBlockE Podcast weekly for updates on all EMU Athletics.
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